One of the more positive things that has emerged from Disney’s takeover of Lucasfilm is the establishment of an official cannon of the Star Wars universe. Between comic books, novels, television and films, an official storyline is taking place. I have already written about the first clue we had when they announced the releasing of the novel, Star Wars: Aftermath. The comic “Star Wars: Shattered Empire” will be in stores in September and will offer readers their first glimpse into what happened immediately following the death of Emperor Palpatine and the destruction of the second Death Star. Here is a brief excerpt of what you can expect:
Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire’s Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before!
We’ll see how it all turns out quite soon.